A history of modern baling by New Holland
The flagship BigBaler models are built in Zedelgem, Belgium, home to New Holland’s global Centre of Harvesting Excellence.
It was here, over 100 years ago, that Leon Claeys built his very first threshing machine that revolutionised the way farmers
harvested. Yet New Holland’s baling heritage spans both sides of the Atlantic, with New Holland developing the very first selftying
pick-up baler in 1940. Today, 25 years after the first of thousands of large square balers rolled off the line, the big baler
is still the world’s number one large square baler, and yellow blooded engineers are still committed to developing the next
generation of baling products. The sophisticated product development process and the extensive knowledge of a dedicated
workforce of a World Class Manufacturing facility ensure the BigBaler range, together with all flagship harvesting products, the
CR, CX and FR ranges, continue to set the harvesting benchmark.